Podcasts to Listen To: Triple Click and the best gaming podcasts
More than 164 million adults in the U.S. play video games, and three-quarters of all Americans have at least one game in their household, according to the Entertainment Software Association. As popular as gaming has become, it is continuing to grow. The ESA reports that U.S. video game content generated $35.4 billion in revenue in 2019, which was a 2% increase from 2018. If you want to get in on the action, or want to dive deeper, here are a few podcasts about the latest in gaming and gaming culture.
Debuting in April 2020, hosts Kirk Hamilton, Maddy Myers and Jason Schreier use their wealth of experience in understanding video games and their place in culture. They dive into the hottest topics in video game news and culture, answer listener questions, debate the newest games and have fun playing the classics. Recent episodes include "We’ve Played The Xbox Series X (And Baby Xbox)," "Haunted Video Games, with Patricia Hernandez" and "Triple Play: Hades."
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Two friends who love video games get together to play the very worst and weirdest games ever made. Heather Anne Campbell and Nick Wiger give listeners and upbeat and entertaining analysis of the most unusual video game creations. Recent episodes include "Hideo Kojember - Metal Gear," "Among Us with Nick Rutherford" and "Carrion with Arnie Niekamp."
One of the longest-running gaming podcasts, Gamertag Radio gives listeners a mix of news, reviews, interviews and analysis. The twice-weekly podcast also features round table discussions about the gaming and entertainment industry. Hosts Peter Toledo and Parris Lilly also provide a weekly custom soundtrack highlighting up and coming hip-hop artists. Recent episodes include "Playstation 5, Fan Mail," "Xbox Series X Interview with Jason Ronald" and "Grounded Interview with Obsidian Entertainment."
Hosted by Brad Shoemaker, the Giant Bombcast podcast includes discussion of games played, industry news, recently released games and emails sent in by listeners. Shoemaker also interviews guests such as Jeff Gerstmann, Ben Pack, Jason Oestreicher and Jan Jerome Ochoa during the weekly episodes. Recent episodes include "Xbox Series X and S," Geometry Wars 99" and "The Content."
Find it: https://www.giantbomb.com/podcasts/